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February 8, 2018

TODDLER EYEBROW WAX

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Officials are investigating a mother’s complaint that her toddler’s eyebrows were waxed without permission at a daycare facility in Washington state. Alyssa Salgado said she dropped her 2-year-old daughter off at the site in Pasco that’s run by the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin counties. The Tri-City Herald reported that when she picked the child up later, a patch of skin between her eyebrows was red and it appeared eyebrow hairs were removed. The 19-year-old mom posted before and after images to Facebook. Her outraged post about what happened was shared more than 20,000 times. She wrote: “I think it’s a scratch but as soon as (I) get home I get a closer look these WOMEN decided to WAX MY DAUGHTERS uni brow.” Salgado went on to say “I birthed my daughter and love every little thing about her and these so called women took it upon themselves to correct the way my daughter should look.”

CATCH A TIGER BY THE MAIL

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors’ yards and wandering the streets. But the office for environmental protection announced a new twist yesterday when somebody tried to express-mail a tiger cub. It was sedated and packed into a plastic container. Nobody realized it was there until a sniffer dog looking for contraband detected it. Officials say the animal was dehydrated but otherwise well, and was handed over to an animal management center. The tiger’s papers were apparently in order, but it was seized because the mailing constituted mistreatment.

UNDERDRESSED ROBBER

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska’s largest city say a man robbed a restaurant and apparently attempted to avoid being identified by authorities by burying his coat in fresh snow. Authorities say they got a report of a robbery at a Taco Bell. It said the suspect wore a black, hooded jacket with a black towel covering his face. He claimed he had a gun, demanded money and ran away. As officers were responded, dispatchers took a call about a man seen taking off outerwear and burying it in snow three blocks from the restaurant. The clothing matched what the suspect had worn. Officers followed tracks in the snow and spotted a man several blocks away who was not dressed for temperatures in the low 20s. Police arrested the man, who now faces charges including robbery.

WUTHERING SWIPES

LONDON (AP) — Classic romance novels have been rewritten for the Tinder age. Jane Austen’s “Pride And Prejudice,” as well as Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” and Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” have been updated by Professor John Sutherland of University College London, and a team of writers from TV channel Drama, to show how some of literature’s most famous romances would have played out in the digital age. The modern-day makeovers are part of a move to show the negative impact the internet could be having on modern romance as research reveals that digital devices are one of the biggest passion-killers.